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  • March 8, 2017

    Celebrating International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8th. It is a day to reflect on the progress and achievements that have been made to advance the health, well-being, and equal rights of women and to renew commitments to continue forging a better, more gender inclusive world.

     

    On this special day, we also celebrate the important work that SOGC members are doing every day to advance the health of women. As experts in the field of women’s health, we are at the forefront of providing care and compassion to women, as well as a voice for those women whose message goes unheard. 

     

     

    On International Women's Day, and every day, the SOGC renews its commitment to ensuring that every woman has access to quality sexual and reproductive health care services.

     

    We continue to work hard to provide our members with the tools and resources they need for their practice.

     

    As we advocate for every woman’s right to access the full gamut of sexual and reproductive health services, we encourage our members to complete the SOGC’s online Medical Abortion Training Program and to stay abreast of the latest SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines

     

    However you decide to celebrate, the SOGC would love to hear from you! Let us know what you will be doing on March 8th and tell us what International Women’s Day means to you.

     

    Send us an email at info@sogc.com and join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter: #IWD2017, #BeBoldForChange, #EqualityMatters. 

  • March 8, 2017

    Celebrating International Women's Day

    International Women’s Day is celebrated around the world on March 8th. It is a day to reflect on the progress and achievements that have been made to advance the health, well-being, and equal rights of women and to renew commitments to continue forging a better, more gender inclusive world.

     

    On this special day, we also celebrate the important work that SOGC members are doing every day to advance the health of women. As experts in the field of women’s health, we are at the forefront of providing care and compassion to women, as well as a voice for those women whose message goes unheard. 

     

    5 ways to celebrate International Women's Day

     

    On International Women's Day, and every day, the SOGC renews its commitment to ensuring that every woman has access to quality sexual and reproductive health care services.

     

    We continue to work hard to provide our members with the tools and resources they need for their practice.

     

    As we advocate for every woman’s right to access the full gamut of sexual and reproductive health services, we encourage our members to complete the SOGC’s online Medical Abortion Training Program and to stay abreast of the latest SOGC Clinical Practice Guidelines. 

     

    However you decide to celebrate, the SOGC would love to hear from you! Let us know what you will be doing on March 8th and tell us what International Women’s Day means to you.

     

    Send us an email at info@sogc.com and join the conversations on Facebook and Twitter: #IWD2017, #BeBoldForChange, #EqualityMatters. 

  • January 6, 2017

    Op-Ed: Menopause and the Culture of Ignorance

    If someone were to tell a woman going through menopause that the hot flashes she is experiencing are all in her head, there would, no doubt, be a mass outcry denouncing this kind of misinformation.

    Yet a recent CBC story suggesting “vaginal atrophy” is largely a promotion by big pharma, and not a painful condition suffered by women, has gone, as yet, unchallenged. 

    Only about 20% of women in Canada are lucky enough to consider themselves asymptomatic during menopause. But up to 80% claim to suffer from at least one menopausal symptom including mood swings, irritability, interrupted sleep, hot flashes or vaginal dryness.

    In spite of the fact that about half the population over 50 are in various degrees of physical discomfort from these diverse symptoms, we still aren’t talking about it. Yet in multiple surveys women indicate they avoid intimacy, starting with menopause, because they are worried about painful sex.

    The Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC) is a leading authority on women’s health in Canada. We believe it is time women stopped suffering in silence. Menopause is a natural step in the aging process that not only impacts most women experiencing it; it also has a profound impact on their partners. For improved quality of life, we must stop the culture of ignorance that surrounds menopause and set the record straight.

    Read the SOGC's full Op-Ed...